Supportive Services Program

Improving social and financial well-being

Supportive Services is a program that offers various direct or coordinated supports to aid individuals or families in meeting their overall social well-being, with financial or supportive resources, including referrals. Services may include emergency financial support such as a local bus ticket, rental and utility assistance, food, and clothing assistance. It may also include financial aid with educational enhancement for k-12 grade educational activities, such as, sports camp, conferences, school bus, special workshops, and other education activities.

Supportive Services offers a free sack lunch on a first-come first-serve basis; these are provided daily by the Flagstaff Family Food Center. Supportive Services also offers financial support for ceremonial services. Coordinated service, such as lodging at Taylor House (for patients of Flagstaff Medical Center), or gift certificates for food and gas on an as-needed basis, is also provided to patients who are reservation-based (referrals initiated by Northern Arizona Healthcare).

Apply for assistance

Assistance is provided one time a year and is based on assessment of individual needs and other criteria required through the various programs. Actively established NACA clients requesting assistance must submit a completed application that explains support needs, and must be actively working on their case management goals and appointments.

For more info and to apply, please contact our Supportive Services Case Manager, Selena Holgate, at or via phone at (928) 526-2968.

One type of support is provided through an informal arrangement with the Flagstaff Family Food Center (FFFC). The FFFC drops off sack lunches each morning at the NACA General Services Administration office for us to distribute to guests. Lunches are free and offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.  NACA is also an off-site distribution location for a limited number of emergency food boxes through the Northern Arizona Food Bank. The boxes are intended for emergency needs only, and contain non-perishable canned goods and dry goods. Flagstaff residents needing emergency food supplies can come to NACA during regular business hours and receive a food box referral on an “as-available” basis.

Another type of supportive service is educational enhancement awards. Individuals may receive up to $200 to assist with K-12th grade educational activities, such as, sports camp, conferences, schoolbooks, special workshops, and a variety of other educational activities. Individuals requesting assistance must be Native American and enrolled in a federally recognized tribe.

NACA and the Taylor House support Native American patients of the Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC) and their families. Temporary lodging at Taylor House is provided in coordination with the Taylor House staff. The Taylor House is located across from the Flagstaff Medical Center. Gas card and food card assistance is also available on an as-needed basis for gas and food. This assistance is provided on a one-time basis per patient, per year.

Applicants can receive an intake and verification form at the Taylor House, located 1431 N. San Francisco Street, Flagstaff, AZ, or call at (928) 226-0300.

For consideration of this assistance, applicants must be:

  • Referred by FMC staff
  • A member of a Native American Arizona tribe
  • Reside on an Arizona-based reservation/have a reservation-based physical address

Native Americans for Community Action, Inc. was the benefactor of the kind hearts of the Desert Financial Credit Union Members. NACA received a check for $27,215.80, which will reinforce our Support Services Program tremendously. This is the 2nd year that Desert Financial Credit Union has presented NACA with a check.

NACA is grateful for the work that our employees do in the community, and the collaboration and partnership with each outreach that is done on behalf of our community members in need. Our efforts have not gone unnoticed, and we thank Desert Financial Credit Union for the acknowledgement of our teams’ efforts.

Again, Ahxe’hee for the generous donation.